Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steaks in Balsamic Marinade

"This is a very simple but delicious marinade. The balsamic vinegar gives the grilled steaks a deep, rich color and flavor which nicely compliments the natural flavor of the steaks. Bon Appetit, July 1998."
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steaks in Balsamic Marinade created by diner524
Ready In:
6hrs 15mins




  • Puree vinegar, oil, shallots and rosemary in blender until almost smooth. pour into 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish. Add steaks; turn to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to 1 day, turning steaks occasionally.
  • Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Remove steaks from marinade; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill steaks to desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare.

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  1. Elizabeth M.
    Thank goodness I tasted this before I brushed it on my steaks. It tasted horrible. I'd used the last of my balsamic vinegar so I couldn't just toss it and start over again (which I would have preferred to do), so I added some honey. I'll update after I grill the steaks, but for pity's sake, don't use this recipe as written. Doctor it up. A lot.
  2. Jair N.
    I had made a quicker pantry style version of this with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, about a cup and a half with a spoon of the pre-minced jars of garlic, and LOTS of pepper and salt. I used sirloin just because its what I had, and frayed them on a scorching hot pan and waited for a little colour on them before dumping all of the marinade over it and cooked it in the sauce. The marinade thickened and the steak was perffff.. I love ANYTHING balsamic.
  3. kelly in TO
    This is really great, so simple with ingredients we always have on hand. Thanks!
  4. misscain
    I really really liked the balsamic flavor. For me it was not overpowering and just went so well with beef.
  5. JackieOhNo!
    Fabulous! I always get nervous trying a new marinade on tenderloin steaks, since they are so pricey, but this just sounded so good. I made the marinade exactly as posted, except I added some fresh chopped parsley as well. The steaks actually marinated about 17 hours before I grilled them and they came out wonderfully. The meat was tender and flavorful, and my guests really enjoyed them. Thanks for making my dinner party a success!! Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.



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